The work of Konstantin Grcic is characterised by careful research and pared-down results—a minimalist style informed by simplicity.
Grcic (1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at the John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying design at the Royal College of Art in London. He set up his own office in Munich in 1991. Today, Konstantin Grcic Design GmbH is based in Berlin. The office operates in diverse fields, from exhibition and industrial design to architectural collaborations. Among his renowned clients are Aeance, Authentics, Cassina, ClassiCon, Flötotto, Flos, Galerie Kreo, Kettal, Laufen, Magis, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Smart, and Vitra.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Compasso d`Oro for his MAYDAY lamp (Flos, 2001), the MYTO chair (Plank, 2011) and the OK lamp (Flos 2016). His work forms part of the permanent collections of the world’s most important design museums: the MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.